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No. 247652[Reply]

What does lolcow think of gossip? I mean what does lolcow think of the ethics of gossip? Is it a guilty pleasure for you lads or is it something you see no wrong with?

Almost all philosophers and religious leaders disparage gossip, as does the average person (yet the average person partakes in gossip). I find gossip to be as essential in conversing as making jokes. It's instinctual and it feels good and even if I tried I wouldn't be able to stop. I don't think I've ever really meant harm to anyone with my gossip, mostly I bring people up at work or with family to make jokes based on certain characteristics/personality quirks. I don't think I've ever gossiped due to hatred, even though I do gossip about the people I dislike on a personal level.

As to the harm done due to gossip. Is it really the fault of the gossiper in every instance? I joke about a person at work who is a compulsive liar by extrapolating on this guy's own distorted reality he webs with his stories. I'm sure he is vexed with me doing this, but does not the fault rest on him for possessing and not admitting a distorted view of reality, rather than on me for pointing this out?

What rules do you lads use for gossip? How do you gossip in a way that is ethically just?
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No. 247837

I used to gossip a lot. Over time I slowly lost all of my friends and I think part of why was that people came to see me as a negative person who wasn't fun to be around, so I stopped doing it. If I talk about other people with my friends now, it's mostly about mundane things such as what university they go to and stuff like that. I do admit I still lurk on /pt/ and /snow/ and other gossip websites about YouTubers.

No. 247845

>>247652
I don't think it's that bad really. Amongst friends it's mostly for entertainment and forming bonds, even if it can get somewhat negative or judgemental it's still less about that person and more what they can do for your conversation and relationship. I assume my friends talk about me, occasionally shit talking, and just accept it - I'm not perfect and. As long as you don't know the specifics, it's not gonna cause problems.

Gossip at work is more interesting to me. Up until recently I've been in small offices where gossip wasn't a big deal, now I'm in a big office with a lot of women around 20-40. Naturally there is a shitload of gossip, but it's almost all work related and I've come to realize that it's basically a problem solving strategy for people who don't feel they have the power to tell others how to do their job. We're not authority figures, so when we have problems with other people, we want to confirm that others agree and will back you up. Once you have the support you might be able to go to a manager or affect some change without worrying that you're in the wrong. I don't think it's as underhanded and evil as people act, I think it's just the most natural option for non confrontational people who don't automatically assume a) they are correct, and b) have the right to tell people what to do (ie unlike men). That said I rarely participate because if the wrong person finds out about it there's drama.

No. 247848

Gossip serves some practical use but people who gossip all the time are literal pieces of shit. They have this air about them that says they they are constantly collecting what you say for their strategic benefit. And if they never have anything good to say about others you best know they are talking shit about you as well.

No. 247852

>what does a site that is quitessentially revolving around gossip think about gossip?
why is this thread even here.

No. 247940

>>247848
> They have this air about them that says they are constantly collecting what you say for their strategic benefit.

This so fucking much! I've experienced it on my skin when even the most trivial events in my life somehow got to reach the ears of people I barely knew let alone some more important details. I don't share too intimate things with others but it puts me in rage when I see others, mainly women that can't keep their mouth shut for one second and have this innate need to talk about others and share everything you say and do. How empty must their heads and lives be, if they can only talk what others do?



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No. 135451[Reply]

I know there's an exercise/fitness thread but I thought maybe we could make one specifically for diets since the Tess thread is sort of derailing into diet talk.
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No. 240329

>>240300
Unfortunately when it comes to dieting and fitness, being lazy enough you don't read previous posts that are even shown in the thread preview means it's just not going to happen. RIP

No. 240672

>>239925
>I know that i'll have to do a lot of sports to burn all that of, but no amount of exercise would make up for my gigantic daily calorie intake.

That's not all there is to it anon, fortunately! If you exercise regularly your metabolism increases, so even though calories in calories out is mostly true, you don't need to burn every extra calorie during your workout. If you do it well and regularly your metabolism will take care of it.

No. 240709

>>238370
>>238374
Sorry for the late response, went without a computer for a bit! Just gonna quote from your guys' posts together to make things simpler.

>How old were you in those pictures and how old are you now?

>maybe you grew a bit.

The progress shot I referred to in my original post was from 6 years ago when I was 20 years old, but wouldn't I have been done growing by that time?

Regardless, I am working out and I incorporate both weight lifting and cardio into my short daily routine. If I remember correctly, I worked out way more then than I do now. So maybe it really is because I grew? Hmmm.

No. 246501

I'm trying to cut out meat, especially beef but man is it hard.
I sometimes end up with the worst cravings, especially since bbq season has officially started here. Luckily there are a few yummy vegan alternatives which are a bit expensive.

but HOW do i deal with the weird meat cravings?? it's horrible since there's always meat in the fridge and i sometimes just lie in bed thinking about just eating that damn steak my dad bought

No. 247846

Looking into keto diet- I'm 5"1 and just above 11St, how many calories would I need a day and how do I make sure I'm eating the right" net carbs" and proteins?? Quantity scares me



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No. 245695[Reply]

Inspired by the original Anti-Kpop thread.

Reasons to hate K-dramas:
>female characters lack depth and growth
>crappy acting from idols and top actors alike
>terrible sense of humor, too many toilet jokes
>romanticizes domestic abuse and dating violence
>characters don't act realistically, cringy kissing scenes
>exaggerated emotions, cliche scenarios, predictable plot
>production environment is very poor, often making headlines in newspapers
>overacting and overused tropes, i.e. girl falling in love with the chaebol asshole

And let's not forget about Jang Ja-yeon's case:
>In the seven-page letter, written a week before her death, the star of Boys Over Flowers, South Korea's most avidly watched soap opera, chronicled the sexual and other favours she was expected to extend to progress in the cutthroat "Korean Wave" of TV and film.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/apr/01/south-korea-entertaiment-jang-jayeon
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No. 246926

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Look at this mess kek

>TV: 'The Great Seducer' exits at 2.2%


>[+1,614, -110] So this is what she skipped out on North Korea for? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ


>[+1,215, -30] The most boring + worst acting in history


http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com.br/2018/05/tv-great-seducer-exits-at-22.html?m=1

No. 246928

>>246926
Joy's face fucks me up. Sometimes she's hot, but sometimes she just looks awkward as fuck, like in those screen caps.

No. 247611

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Jung Hae In fucked up big time, I doubt his career is going to recover from this. I always thought he had a fake smile for some reason

>[+1,903, -227] He's like a male fox

I agree, there's something suspicious about him, he must be a douchebag behind the scenes

http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com.br/2018/05/jung-hae-in-criticized-for-standing.html?m=1

No. 247675

>>246097
I don't disagree with your point, but the drama in the picture is a bad example, tbh. Her boyfriend was literally portrayed as an abusive creep who later imprisoned her in his apartment when she tried to break up. I don't think anyone thought he was romantic.

This drama's actually pretty good, it tackles a lot of real life issues that others avoid, like domestic abuse, homosexuality, sugaring, etc.

No. 248013

>>246080
Lmfao I thought it said shits at first glance



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No. 247504[Reply]

The latest incident:

American Airlines passenger: Cops were called on me for flying ‘fat and black’

An American Airlines passenger claims the cops were called on her for traveling while “fat and black.”
Amber Philips, 28, took to social media after a Thursday incident involving another passenger escalated on a flight, the Washington Post reported.
In a series of tweets, Phillips claimed she was in the window seat on a plane to Washington, DC, when the female passenger next to her insisted she move over since their arms were touching.
Phillips said she told the woman, “No, I actually can’t. I’m in the window seat.”
The seatmate, however, reportedly continued to make it known that she was frustrated throughout the 60-minute flight.
“The passenger next to me, a white woman, made it clear with her body language that I was bothering her,” Phillips told Yahoo News. “She was aggressive when flipping her hair with her hand and fastening her seatbelt — and she was bullying me.”
Phillips was afraid to complain but said the woman kept moving her foot closer to her.
“I said, ‘you’re being awful, don’t let the bottom of your foot touch me,’” Phillips, who took photos and videos of the passenger, told the Washington Post.
When the plane landed, the woman reportedly told the flight attendant that Phillips was harassing her. As the flight deplaned and passengers boarded a shuttle to a gate, police became involved.
“While I’m on the shuttle, this woman LIED that I assaulted her and the @AmericanAir flight attendant called the cops to remove me from the shuttle bus,” Phillips said in a tweet.
The officer reportedly told Phillips they were called for an assault investigation and asked both women a few questions.
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No. 247592

>>247504
In which planet filming another person's face without conset in an enclosed space is not harassment?
>the ham planet arm is halfway occupying the other woman seat
What an asshole, and yet her feel feels were super hurt because the poor lady had the audacity of acting unconfortable.

No. 247598

>>247592
>What an asshole, and yet her fee feels were super hurt because the poor lady had the audacity of acting uncomfortable.
No anon, it's not about feelings, she was in real danger!

No. 247600

>>247598
Which was..?

No. 247601

>>247504
For the press
>Because of the intersections of my identity, a black woman who takes up space, this is what my life could look like just because I dare to exist.
Versus in her twitter
>Her broke ass should have paid for two seats if she didn't want anyone touching her. It's not my fault she has a Group 7 salary. @AmericanAir ain't nothing but public transportation in the sky! I'm an avenge sized woman. 67% of women in this country are MY SIZE. How dare you!
Fat is now average size lmao

No. 247627

Stop with the racebaiting threads



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No. 238077[Reply]

Are you…
>ugly
>fat
>boring
>a virgin
>unemployed or even a NEET?
Do you have…
>no friends
>no hobbies
>shitty grades?

Some might say that nobody's genuinely ugly etc, but we all know that's a lie.
Let's share our bad school, workplace or friendship experiences and pity each other.
(Hopefully with nobody chiming in to say that we need to get over ourselves, grow a backbone, etc.)
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No. 247487

>>247480
Sorry, I'm from Brasil

No. 247499

>>247487
Everyone I've met from Brazil has been very friendly and nice. I recommend a different country than Germany, Germans are famous for being cold and unfriendly. Ireland or France (stay in the capital, Dublin, Paris) might be a better bet. I haven't travelled much but maybe other Anons can recommend other countries.

No. 247500

>>247499
btw I'm VERY interesting and good company (which everyone even tells me) but have trouble with long term friendships (I don't like the pressure of having to pay for holidays and nights out/splitting bills stresses me/money related things. And I am usually a listener which means getting everyone's problems dumped on me. Which I enjoy kinda but it takes an emotional toll). It takes two to tango, don't put blame on yourself for being "boring". If someone is genuine they will enjoy your company even if it is not a rollercoaster of fun and excitement.

No. 247513

>>247499

I appreciate the concern and the suggestions, but I had these problems before I came to Germany. I don't think it's a location thing. I think I have a really toxic relationship with myself and I've been trying to change that, but it's been so hard I'm losing hope of ever achieving that

No. 248488

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I am the ultimate ultra NEET
>23 no job
>didn't graduate high school
>no driver's license
>no friends
>entire family is redneck trailer trash

but I'm turning it around:

>applied at grocery store within walking distance

>focusing on getting driver's license
>studying for GED
>going to build up good credit score with responsible purchases
>going to enlist in US Military and get a college degree



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No. 244320[Reply]

Where are you from, farmers?
Share something about your country, what do you like/dislike?
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No. 247228

>>247113
It was mostly a joke, but I would never live there and imo it doesn't represent Quebec very well. Big cities rarely do though.
I didn't know French people liked Quebec, though you're right the few I've met were very kind.

No. 247465

>>246649
I loved Carcassonne - and whole region in South France. One of my best trips ever.

No. 247467

>>246476
there are lots of other ossuaries in Czech, just hidden from main tourists groups spotlight

No. 247677

>>247071
I lived in a charming little town in the South Shore of Montreal for 2 years (French here) and it was fantastic!

>Ppl are chill, nicer than french in my opinion

>Traditionnal food is great (I learned to make blueberry pie, "pouding chomeur", "pâté chinois"…etc)
>I love Quebec accent and typical speaking (even if, oddly, living there emphasized my weird southeast french accent. Idk why)
>Dollar stores, convenient stores and 24 hours drugstores
>Music is meh but movies and some tv shows are cool
>Rich cultural life
>Public transportations were pretty confusing at first (especially buses…) but once I've familiarized myself with, it was perfect
>Friendly hobby communities (Role-playing game and Jfashion)
>Cheaper living costs than France

Dislike
>I agree, neverending winters and hot af summers are awfuls
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No. 247925

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another baguette-fag here (Normandy, pic related is from Rouen)

like :

>wonderful landscapes (gorges du Verdon, Auvergne in general seems heavenly)

>strikes , I like the fact that we fight for stuff.
>universities are cheap
>museums are great and a lot are free on special days(where I leave)
>Healthcare system
>food
>many Japan related events, J-fashion is big (especially lolita here)
>Normandy related : D-Day related museums and a lot of historical landmarks and time capsules (Bunkers, Pegasus Bridge, Sainte Mère l'Église, batteries de Merville, cimetière de Colleville etc)
>lots of curiosities like the church of le Puy En Velay, It's on a high rock in the middle of a valley, or cut heads on statues since the revolution
>memes about France are generally well received

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No. 241796[Reply]

For discussing and criticizing nowadays beauty trends.

What i gathered from other threads is that pretty much nobody can stand the "Baddie" look that all girls on Instagram seem to emulate these days.

I simply don't understand why suddenly big lips, small, squinting eyes and a giant butt are considered the ideal.
For centuries, whether it's Greek statues or Renaissance drawings, big eyes and a small cute mouth (often with eyes bigger than mouth) were considered the most attractive - and a lot more realistic, since these are features that a lot of girls have naturally.
(I'm talking about white girls only because this look seems to be more prevalent in the States and Europe. Other races do have bigger lips and/or almond shaped eyes normally, so aspiring to look like this is not as weird and unnatural as it is for white girls.)

It annoys me to no end when i see teen girls with perfectly skinny bodies running around dressed like some cheap wh*s, their hair dyed black, face caked in way too dark foundation and their eyes drowning in mascara.
Don't they get that could look really cute with just simple makeup, yet instead they're ruining themselves just to look like some Kardashian?
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No. 247338

>>247317
Except kylie aint white. Shes middle eastern. Jewish media made the degenerate shit today popular.

No. 247339

>>247338
Kris Jenner is not Armenian, Robert Kardashian in.

Kylie's parents are two whites - Bruce and Kris

No. 247384

>>247339
Oh, sorry about that misinformation then. I was thinking about Kim and don't know the whole details of the family. Thanks for letting me know, anon.

No. 247385

>>247333
You’ve never seen a corpse, clearly.

No. 247390

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>>247385
nta but I think its because of the makeup, styling, and dead gaze in her eyes. And tbh I think that was part of why she was so popular. She usually got really strange styling and they always emphasized that "dead in the eyes" intense look. I think she's really beautiful when they're not styling her to look so stark.



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No. 192298[Reply]

I'm a man, and i began balding when i was 18, and now, being 20, i have a massive receding hairline and a huge bald spot on the back of my head. Since this has begun happening i have found it harder and harder to find women who are interested in me, so i'd like your opinions on this.

How can a man go bald gracefully? Is a bald head a big disadvantage at my age?

I know many on here don't appreciate male posters but i'd really appreciate getting some opinions on this that don't come from friends who worry too much about insulting me

pic related is quite similar to my current situation(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)
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No. 245743

>>192525
eh. i started losing my hair at 16. my dad still has a full head of hair and pretty much everyone in my family who has gone bald started after the age of 40, except me. probably environmental too

anyways, i don't really give a fuck about all that shit i'm straight up wearing a wig, hair system whatever the fuck and i'm super open about it cause fuck the stigma

No. 245745

Balding is perfectly normal for men and toupets and hairplugs usually look ridiculous.
Men should just leave it like that and when it's getting too bad, go for a fully shaved head (often looks nice in combination with a full beard)
When my friend started balding, he told me he'd shave it all off and I really didn't want him too. Then he did and he was right, it looked 100 times better.

For women bald usually looks really ugly (in my opinion), I'd probably wear a wig if I'd start balding.

No. 245746

>>192422
This actually looks nice
Lucky for him manbuns are popular atm

No. 245750

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I know a girl who's balding at only 18 yrs old, it looks terrible and she tries her best to hide it but every time she puts her head down a little or put her hair up every single bald spot becomes extremely obvious, I feel really bad for her but I wouldn't dare to advise her to get a wig.

My grandpa has a "crowning" bald pattern (pic related) and it looks really good on him. It gives him a very Julius Caesar, dignified emperor look. It does help that he is a handsome man and he has very healthy bright white hair. I don't think a very young man could pull of the look, thought, it's probably better for them to just shave.

No. 247334

>>192299
>Encouraging people to bait someone in a relationship



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No. 235671[Reply]

I was rewatching the Pixy's one drive archive for the lulz and got really nostalgic. Since her actual thread is as good as dead, I made this one so we can share good memories, stories, laughs, and genuine thoughts for our one and only true Queen PixyTeriyaki.
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No. 247196

>>247043
>>247047
Didn't he buy her actual cosplays from her to make these as well?

No. 247197

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>>247196
I know he got the Shampoo cosplay from her but idk about the pink shirt and the tutu.

No. 247222

>>247195
As a former fatty, I can tell you that those “boobs” are actually pockets of fat that collect around your rib cage when you become overweight. When you get legitimately fat you start to collect fat pockets in odd places.

No. 247252

>>235672
Decided to watch some of her dansu videos and one of the sweatshirt uses stolen art from an old friend. I'm assuming she brought all her clothes from resale sites but wow, odd.

No. 247316

>>247222

I guess most people here as not as dumb as PT, anon. Of course it's just fat.



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No. 236049[Reply]

Can we discuss the shit show that is Canada right now? Jordan Peterson, Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne, etc.
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No. 246949

>>246832
They don't have nearly enough resources to deal with the level of mental health issues that are on campus right now. It takes at least two months to get off a waitlist and see someone. the ED program got cut very recently. they will legitimately turn you away unless you've actually attempted to kill yourself. many many suicides are covered up every year.

we don't get any reading week in the fall, though most universities do. when we fail a class, we can retake it, but the old grade will forever be on our transcript (I've heard that it gets replaced at other universities). We can have final exams worth up to 70% of our grade in the course, and the option to have a 100% final. (I've never had one below 45%.) It's completely insane, but I'm glad I came out of it quite a bit stronger than some of my high school friends who went to easier universities

>>246921
Not to insult your friend, but linguistics is an easy degree. I'm talking more about people in STEM. My arts-major friends haven't had that many issues.

No. 247006

>>245927
i don't really care about him skipping the black thing. funny enough a lot of of ford nation supporters are minorities. so i don't believe he's racist or whatever

No. 247007

>>245927
honestly with FPTP you might as well not vote green and vote strategically

No. 247008

>>245930
what do you plan on studying? uoft is harder than other unis in ontario, assuming mcgill is also harder.

but it's not impossible to do well. you would need to go to all your classes, go to office hours to consult profs/TA about assignments, and review and study a week before.

unpopular opinion but i hate fucking toronto and go to the smaller campus in mississauga, it's literally the size of like 3 high schools put together. i like it cause i know everyone and i don't feel like a number. courses are a bit easier than the downtown campus. the Scarborough campus is the same but is a fucking dump. the only good thing is that it offers co-op. i'd highly reccemend a uni that offers co-op like waterloo

No. 247259

>>246416
idk if anyone cares, but queen's has pretty accommodating mental health resources. i'm able to get some extensions/accommodations on my shit because of my depression and anxiety. I would like to imagine that transfers well into grad school



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